ANN HODGSON RETIRES

May 31st, 2013  |  Today's News

After 26 years of service to corn farmers in Illinois, Ann Hodgson retires today. Currently the Illinois Corn Growers Association/Illinois Corn Marketing Board Office Manager, Ann leaves behind a...

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CHINESE COMPANY PURCHASES SMITHFIELD FOODS

May 30th, 2013  |  Today's News

The purchase of Smithfield Foods by Chinese meat processor Shuanghui International Holdings will open up the rapidly growing Asian market to American pork, allowing U.S. producers to gain a...

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CHICAGO MOMS LEARNING FROM FARM VISITS

May 29th, 2013  |  Today's News

It’s been a couple weeks since about 20 influential moms from the Chicagoland area visited the farm of Paul and Donna Jeschke. They haven’t forgotten the experience, and research funded in part by...

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ACTION ON STATE E-15 LEGISLATION

May 28th, 2013  |  Today's News

It’s possible we may still see action on the Illinois Corn Growers Association’s legislation titled, “Consumer Fuel Choice for Illinois” before the end of the spring session of the Illinois...

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WE ARE PLEASED WITH THE SENATE WORK ON THE FARM BILL

May 24th, 2013  |  Today's News

“The Senate debated the farm bill this week and we are pleased with the time they spent on our issues and the progress they have made thus far,” said Paul Taylor, Illinois Corn Growers Association...

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FARM BILL CONTAINS IMPORTANT FUNDING FOR EXPORT PROGRAMS

May 23rd, 2013  |  Today's News

The long delayed Farm Bill is again grinding forward in Congress. The Senate is debating the measure this week, and the House of Representatives is likely to follow in June. Our partners at the...

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TESTIMONY DURING STATE HEARING POSITIVE FOR ETHANOL

May 22nd, 2013  |  Today's News

Yesterday, during a hearing hosted by the Illinois House Revenue and Finance Committee, several Illinoisans underscored the positive aspects of ethanol to members of the Illinois General Assembly...

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CBMP's INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS ADDRESSING NUTRIENT CHALLENGES

May 21st, 2013  |  Today's News

In the fall of 2012, the Illinois Council on Best Management Practices (CBMP) launched the N-WATCH soil testing program to educate the agricultural industry about residual nitrogen left over from...

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BIOTECH CROPS AND EUROPE: A LOSING BATTLE AGAINST PROGRESS

May 20th, 2013  |  Today's News

President Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron continue to be in favor of an E.U. U.S. trade agreement that allows both countries the advantages of free flowing trade. However, the following...

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CHICAGO MOMS VISIT JESCHKE'S GRAIN FARM THIS WEEKEND

May 17th, 2013  |  Today's News

You probably already know that Illinois Corn and our counterparts for other commodities are diligently working to reintroduce modern farmers to the non-farming public. Through programs like ...

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HOUSE AG COMMITTEE PASSES 2013 FARM BILL

May 16th, 2013  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Paul Taylor, a family farmer from Esmond, IL, issued the following statement today after hearing the U.S. House Agriculture Committee passed farm bill...

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ICGA STATEMENT REGARDING SENATE'S PASSAGE OF WRDA

May 15th, 2013  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Paul Taylor, a family farmer from Esmond, IL, issued the following statement today after hearing the U.S. Senate passed the Water Resources Development...

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ICGA STATEMENT REGARDING SENATE AG COMMITTEE FARM BILL LEGISLATION

May 14th, 2013  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Paul Taylor, a family farmer from Esmond, IL, released the following statement in response to the Senate Agriculture Committee’s passage of the...

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WORKING ETHANOL LEGISLATION HARD IN IL GENERAL ASSEMBLY

May 13th, 2013  |  Today's News

The Illinois Corn Growers Association has put on a full-court press to get legislation that would expand ethanol markets in Illinois through this session of the Illinois General Assembly. The...

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ILLINOIS CORN CHECKOFF-FUNDED STUDY SHOWS INCREASING ETHANOL EFFICIENCIES

May 10th, 2013  |  Today's News

Illinois corn farmers recently invested their checkoff dollars in a study that reveals that U.S. corn-based ethanol industry is becoming even more efficient than in years past. This is valuable,...

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WATERWAYS AUDIO UPDATE: WRDA SEES SENATE MOVEMENT

May 9th, 2013  |  Today's News

This week has been a busy one for Illinois Corn in Washington, DC, as we’re keeping a close eye on work in the U.S. Senate on WRDA (pronounced were-duh), the Water Resources Development Act. In...

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NREC FUNDS FIRST NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

May 8th, 2013  |  Today's News

The Nutrient Research and Education Council (NREC) is now up and running, funding projects to help minimize the impact of farming on water quality within the state of Illinois. NREC recently...

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WRDA SET FOR SENATE FLOOR THIS WEEK

May 7th, 2013  |  Today's News

The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) bill is slated to reach the Senate floor this week. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Boxer and Ranking Member Vitter are expected...

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NEW REPORT SHOWS GMO CROPS BENEFIT FARMERS, CONSUMERS WORLDWIDE

May 6th, 2013  |  Today's News

With all the uproar about GMO crops and foods these days, it’s a bit difficult to find a positive story. The sheer volume of incorrect information has typically won the day on this issue. A new...

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FARM BILL MARKUP BEGINS MAY 15

May 3rd, 2013  |  Today's News

Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee Frank Lucas has publically announced the date. The Committee will begin markup on the 2013 Farm Bill on May 15. “May 15th is a go. We have not issued...

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